Japan to Support NCDC with Funds

The Japanese government is to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with funds towards addressing the current health challenges in the country

The Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Kikuta Yutaka, stated this at this year’s Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Day in Abuja.

Mr Kikuta Yutaka said the Japanese government would continue to strengthen her bilateral ties with Nigeria through collaboration in the area of Technology, Agriculture, Education among other areas to improve the economy of the country.

The ambassador, who was represented at the occasion by the Japanese head of Mission to Nigeria, Mr Shinozawa Takayuki, said with the recent agreement to support Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, it would go along way in improving the nation’s health sector.

The Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazo, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Bakari Wandiga, said the ministry would continue to engage with the Japanese government in addressing environmental pollution.

The National President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Alumni Association of Nigeria, Mr Ahmed Agberankhe, described effective management of waste disposal and self-hygiene as a way of guarding against infectious diseases.

Mr Agbarenkhe said JICA would continue to promote programmes that will improve the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

Tanimu Salihu

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